Early Friday morning, Jay McBurney looked over his six-seater airplane at ABIA general aviation.
The Dripping Springs resident is readying his ride to Haiti, where he’s delivering medical supplies and bringing doctors to the outlying areas as part of a pilot’s project to bring aid to areas still in desperate need of help.
“What we’re doing is using smaller airplanes and flying into the smaller airports that have short runways,” said McBurney. “The idea is to get medical personnel and medical supplies into the outlying areas and field hospitals.”
McBurney will fly to Rockport to pick up his father, a radiologist. They will then head to Fort Lauderdale to gather supplies and two other doctors.
McBurney and his wife heard about the project through a pilot’s association. They will also work with a relief effort called Bahamas Habitat . In just a day’s time the couple raised $4,000 to fund the flights that will shuttle supplies back and forth between Haiti and Nassau in the Bahamas.